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[movies]Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean - TED.com
Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 251
[movies]Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney - TED.com
Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 287
[movies]Deb Roy: The birth of a word - TED.com
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 173
[movies]Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education - TED.com
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 430
[movies]JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out - TED.com
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 220
[movies]Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car - TED.com
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 381
[movies]Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 314
[movies]Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold - TED.com
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 412
[movies]Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools - TED.com
America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 90
[movies]Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves? - TED.com
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly -- the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It's a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; 2011
Downloads: 255
[movies]Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice - TED.com
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; 2011
Downloads: 309
[movies]Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue - TED.com
Tissue engineer and TED Fellow Nina Tandon is growing artificial hearts and bones. To do that, she needs new ways of caring for artificially grown cells -- techniques she's developed by the simple but powerful method of copying their natural environments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; biology; biomimicry; biotech; science; 2011
Downloads: 155
[movies]Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral - TED.com
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; video; TEDYouth 2011; 2011
Downloads: 33
[movies]Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds - TED.com
With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; city; design; entertainment; technology; 2011
Downloads: 120
[movies]Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D - TED.com
Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations -- but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world's heritage in archival detail. (Watch to the end for a little demo.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; history; invention; technology; 2011
Downloads: 226
[movies]Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution - TED.com
Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt's democratic revolution ... with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime's violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians showed that "the power of the people is stronger than the people in power."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; politics; social change; 2011
Downloads: 66
[movies]Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers - TED.com
Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It's not a "self-driving" car, he's careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route -- and drive independently.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; transportation; 2011
Downloads: 91
[movies]Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky - TED.com
New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; activism; arts; cities; culture; 2011
Downloads: 259
[movies]Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons - TED.com
Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he's managed to cure mice of analogs of PTSD and certain forms of blindness. On the horizon: neural prosthetics. Session host Juan Enriquez leads a brief post-talk Q and A.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; neurology; science; technology; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 119
[movies]Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web - TED.com
Imagine being able to see artwork in the greatest museums around the world without leaving your chair. Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of how he developed Art Project to let people do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; technology; 2011
Downloads: 92
[movies]Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret - TED.com
We're taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regre
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; failure; TEDSalon NY2011; 2011
Downloads: 144
[movies]Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong - TED.com
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; failure; 2011
Downloads: 281
[movies]Aaron O'Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object - TED.com
Physicists are used to the idea that subatomic particles behave according to the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics, completely different to human-scale objects. In a breakthrough experiment, Aaron O'Connell has blurred that distinction by creating an object that is visible to the unaided eye, but provably in two places at the same time. In this talk he suggests an intriguing way of thinking about the result.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; philosophy; physics; science; 2011
Downloads: 220
[movies]AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits - TED.com
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; education; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 112
[movies]Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0 - TED.com
What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; atheism; culture; philosophy; religion; 2011
Downloads: 244
[movies]Elizabeth Murchison: Fighting a contagious cancer - TED.com
What is killing the Tasmanian devil? A virulent cancer is infecting them by the thousands -- and unlike most cancers, it's contagious. Researcher Elizabeth Murchison tells us how she's fighting to save the Taz, and what she's learning about all cancers from this unusual strain. Contains disturbing images of facial cancer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; animals; biology; cancer; science; 2011
Downloads: 169
[movies]Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism - TED.com
Why do transnational extremist organizations succeed where democratic movements have a harder time taking hold? Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist extremist, asks for new grassroots stories and global social activism to spread democracy in the face of nationalism and xenophobia. A powerful talk from TEDGlobal 2011.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; 2011
Downloads: 118
[movies]Ian Ritchie: The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee - TED.com
Imagine it's late 1990, and you've just met a nice young man named Tim Berners-Lee, who starts telling you about his proposed system called the World Wide Web. Ian Ritchie was there. And ... he didn't buy it. A short story about information, connectivity and learning from mistakes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; history; technology; web; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 183
[movies]Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary - TED.com
After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; development; technology; water; 2011
Downloads: 280
[movies]Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes - TED.com
We think of space as a silent place. But physicist Janna Levin says the universe has a soundtrack -- a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space. (Black holes, for instance, bang on spacetime like a drum.) An accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; science; universe; 2011
Downloads: 138
[movies]Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex - TED.com
Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems -- and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; society; 2011
Downloads: 191
[movies]Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery - TED.com
Surgeons are taught from textbooks which conveniently color-code the types of tissues, but that's not what it looks like in real life -- until now. At TEDMED Quyen Nguyen demonstrates how a molecular marker can make tumors light up in neon green, showing surgeons exactly where to cut.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medicine; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 107
[movies]Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier - TED.com
In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; science; TEDxWomen 2011; 2011
Downloads: 396
[movies]Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication - TED.com
Artist Kate Hartman uses wearable electronics to explore how we communicate, with ourselves and with the world. In this quirky and thought-provoking talk, she shows the "Talk to Yourself Hat", the "Inflatable Heart", the "Glacier Embracing Suit", and other unexpected devices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; communication; culture; glacier; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 74
[movies]Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing - TED.com
Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of "Born on a Blue Day," Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; brain; culture; 2011
Downloads: 377
[movies]Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
Downloads: 314
[movies]Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms - TED.com
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; data; visualizations; 2011
Downloads: 114
[movies]Yves Rossy: Fly with the Jetman - TED.com
Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman -- flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After a powerful short film shows how it works, Rossy takes the TEDGlobal stage to share the experience and thrill of flying.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; design; flight; technology; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
Downloads: 301
[movies]Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time - TED.com
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year. 
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; men; philanthropy; TEDxToronto 2011; 2011
Downloads: 166
[movies]Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans - TED.com
With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo (a TED Fellow) shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing -- solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos' key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; science; 2011
Downloads: 352
[movies]Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - TED.com
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; theater; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 152
[movies]Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new - TED.com
Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a meditation on conscious consumption -- wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; consumerism; creativity; culture; design; 2011
Downloads: 135
[movies]Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 100
[movies]Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive - TED.com
Before life existed on Earth, there was just matter, inorganic dead "stuff." How improbable is it that life arose? And -- could it use a different type of chemistry? Using an elegant definition of life (anything that can evolve), chemist Lee Cronin is exploring this question by attempting to create a fully inorganic cell using a "Lego kit" of inorganic molecules -- no carbon -- that can assemble, replicate and compete.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; biology; life; nanoscale; science; 2011
Downloads: 102
[movies]Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling - TED.com
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; happiness; science; society; 2011
Downloads: 304
[movies]Allan Jones: A map of the brain - TED.com
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; brain; disease; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 167
[movies]Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter - TED.com
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; community; compassion; culture; 2011
Downloads: 110
[movies]Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure - TED.com
Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists -- that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; happiness; philosophy; psychology; science; 2011
Downloads: 158
[movies]Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet! - TED.com
In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control? She believes the internet is headed for a "Magna Carta" moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; politics; social media; 2011
Downloads: 73
[movies]Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields - TED.com
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medical research; technology; 2011
Downloads: 394
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